Vatican confirms ban on homosexual candidates for priesthood

The following comes from a December 7 Catholic Culture article: The Vatican has confirmed that homosexual men should not be ordained to the priesthood. In a new instruction for the training of seminarians, entitled The Gift of the Priestly Vocation, the Congregation for the Clergy says that … [Read More...]

Latin mass coming to El Segundo

The following comes from a December 4 Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Mary Magdalen blog post: Beginning January 1st , 2017, Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church at 720 E Grand Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245 will have a Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 1:30pm. All Sundays, except the 2nd … [Read More...]

Dance, music and prayer at 85th annual procession and Mass in East LA

The following comes from a December 3 ADLA news release: More than 30,000 faithful from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties marched down East Los Angeles streets today to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas, in the 85th annual procession and Mass. This year’s … [Read More...]

Senate Republicans drop religious freedom amendment

The following comes from a December 5 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Senate Republicans agreed to remove a religious liberty amendment from a defense bill earlier this week, after a fierce campaign was waged against it by secular groups. “The leadership of the 115th Congress must … [Read More...]

San Francisco parishes host pilgrims to Walk for Life West Coast

California Catholic Daily Exclusive: On January 21, 2017, tens of thousands of Catholics and members of other faiths will gather in San Francisco at the 13th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. The event is the second largest pro-life event in America, and draws participants from all over the west … [Read More...]

One of these 21 men and women will be Trump’s first Supreme Court pick

The following comes from a December 1 Daily Signal article by Fred Lucas: President-elect Donald Trump is that rare president who will nominate a Supreme Court justice almost immediately after taking office. Trump is expected to act quickly to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in … [Read More...]

Federalist criticizes newspaper’s claim on abortion-climate change moral equivalence

The following comes from a December 5 Federalist article by Daniel Payne: A recent article at the San Diego Union-Tribune by Joshua Emerson Smith is headlined by this astonishing announcement: “Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty.” If you are a devout … [Read More...]

Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty

The following comes from a December 3 San Diego Union-Tribune article by Joshua Emerson Smith: Opposition to abortion and the death penalty have long been cardinal beliefs for the Roman Catholic church, whose faithful make up about a quarter of all Americans. What if fighting climate change … [Read More...]

Dying well: Palliative nurses stress care over curing

The following comes from a December 2 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: After putting on yellow hospital gowns over their white jackets, three nurses from the palliative care team at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance walked into room 497. “How are you doing?” asked … [Read More...]

Cardinal Roger Mahony: “Let’s protect young immigrants”

The following is a December 2 Angelus article by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles: Talk of deporting the 11 million undocumented immigrants was common on the campaign trail. So too were allusions to rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, … [Read More...]

Can you have a humble and holy Christmas and still have fun?

The following comes from a December 1 OC Catholic article by Meg Waters: One of the main reasons the Puritans separated from their Protestant churches and set sail for the New World was their objection to the materialism and general debauchery of the Christmas season. If 17th Century Europe was … [Read More...]

“We have uncovered alarming revelations about the fetal tissue industry”

The following comes from a December 2 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien: Congress voted to double the budget of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, meaning the panel will continue investigating Planned Parenthood and the sale of aborted baby body parts through … [Read More...]

Hollywood puts the kibosh on Gosnell movie

The following comes from a November 30 Pregnancy Help News article by  Jay Hobbs: Hollywood may be too afraid to tell the truth about abortion, but the same doesn’t go for AlphaCare, a pro-life medical clinic set to relocate its services just a wall away from Gosnell’s former office this … [Read More...]

The end of Catholic marriage

The following comes from a December 1 New York Times opinion piece by Ross Douthat: From the beginning of the controversy surrounding Amoris Laetitia there has been a stress, from Cardinal Walter Kasper and then from others, on the idea that the reform proposed by the document is modest, limited, … [Read More...]